You know that your family needs healthy food, but there are so many reasons you don’t have it in your home.
For one, your grocery budget is embarrassingly small and in order to afford healthy food for your family it needs to be much larger.
You hate to admit it, but healthy food just doesn’t appeal to the tastes of your kids or your husband. They would rather eat the decadent meals you make from Pinterest than anything remotely healthy.
Oh, and eating healthy, it just takes a lot of time that you don’t have much of.
Personally, I believe that you can feed your family healthy, delicious meals without spending a fortune or slaving away in the kitchen.
“We have been doing a lot better with adding vegetables to our diet. Over half of our cart is produce when we go grocery shopping. We can still improve, but I think we’re doing better! We aren’t buying many items from the ‘middle’ of the grocery store, and we’ve even started going to a different store that doesn’t even have a lot of that, which reduces temptations to purchase unhealthy food to begin with!”
Imagine making mostly healthy, and super yummy, meals for your family without doubling your grocery budget.
How amazing would it be to prepare these healthy meals in less time than it takes to make your everyday comfort foods?
When you become a Flamingo Mama, you’ll learn how to get healthy meals on the table without compromising time, taste, or your food budget.
From the early years of our marriage until we started having kids, I didn’t think twice about our meals and whether they were healthy or not. I mean, we were basically healthy, so why would it matter much if we weren’t eating our veggies (or, in the case of my husband, fruits)? Besides that, there was no way I could fit healthy food into our grocery budget, it was just too low. And, why would I want to make healthy food anyway? My husband really enjoyed all the delicious food I made for him; he was less than pleased when I made healthy meals.
Once kids entered the picture, I freaked out a bit about what we were eating. Slowly, I learned more about cooking healthy food, and I even increased our grocery budget (not by much!) so we could afford to buy healthier food. What I learned is that healthy food can be delicious, but, more importantly, that it doesn’t take lots of money or time to make.
Why Feeding Our Flamingos?
Maybe you’re wondering about the name of this blog, Feeding Our Flamingos.
My best friend came up with the name based on the fact that my family’s last name is Flaminio. Most people see our last name and automatically think ‘Flamingo.’ So her idea with Flamingo was a cute spin on my last name.
As I pondered more on that title, I realized it was the perfect name for this blog. We are all just moms trying our best to give our families (our ‘Flamingos,’ if you will) healthy food.
And! And, flamingos (the bird this time) are pink because of their diet of pink shrimp. If you have ever seen a baby flamingo, it is not pink. It is gray, but as it grows and eats more and more pink shrimp it eventually turns pink. Basically, if a flamingo is eating what it is meant to eat, it will be pink like it should be.
So, how does this relate to humans? In a nutshell, we are what we eat. If we are eating what we should be, our bodies will behave much better than if we eat mostly junk.
Even though your last name is likely not Flaminio, you can still relate to the name because you have your own ‘Flamingos’ to feed. And, you are doing your best to make sure what you give them is good for their bodies.
Take a Look Around…
If this is your first time here, you may want to start by reading a few of my more helpful posts.
- Trying to make room in your tight grocery budget for some healthy food? Check out THIS helpful post.
- If you’re looking for motivation or accountability to help you serve more vegetables, join the Monthly Produce Challenge.
- Have a 1 year old (or toddler) in the house? Find out at least 16 different meals that are perfect for them AND the rest of the family right HERE!
- As you gradually move to eating healthier food, you’re going to want to know the premium ingredients that will make those meals mind-blowing delicious. Get the list over HERE.
- Picky kids or not, you probably want to get more veggies into your family’s bodies, amiright? HERE is a genius way to do that.
I would be thrilled to hear from you. We can chat about your current food situation in your home or anything you’d like to know more about how we got to this point in our healthy eating journey. The best way to reach me is by email: firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also find me on Instagram. Happy Healthy Eating!